PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – A Peoria man has been indicted for murder by a grand jury in connection to a wrong-way crash that left a woman dead and her young daughter injured in Apache Junction.
The crash occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 in Apache Junction, when multiple 911 calls reported a truck driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of the U.S. 60 near Mountain View Road. Shortly after, the truck crashed into an SUV. The 37-year-old driver of the truck, Adam Parker, was hospitalized with serious injuries and later arrested and booked into jail.
Elizabeth McAloon, the 28-year-old driver of the SUV, was taken to a hospital where she died. McAloon’s 7-year-old daughter, who was also in the SUV, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, Parker’s blood-alcohol content was over 0.23, as cited in court documents. On Feb. 2, Parker was indicted for second-degree murder and aggravated assault and was arraigned in court.
“This incident shows a tragic and real-life consequence of driving impaired,” said Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer. “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and especially the young child who is now without her mother.”
The details regarding the crash and the indictment of Adam Parker serve as a reminder of the devastating consequences of driving under the influence. It is a sobering example of the tragic and irreversible effects of impaired driving on innocent lives. The legal proceedings following the incident continue to unfold, shedding light on the severity of the situation and the impact on the victim’s family and community.